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ing a two weeks' convalescence was
a daily visitor to the little home
where he was welcome.
Richard Evans had seen on the
mimic stage displayed the sure end
ing of the inebriate. It had present
ed facts in which he had taken part
and had impressed him. But it was
the sweet influence of Nina that had
sustained him in his struggle against
the demon of drink. And Nina was
proud of it She acted it, she told
him so. Fortune had smiled upon
her again. She had gone back to her
old place at office work and there
were new congratulations all around
when Richard announced his en
gagement as a proofreader on a
newspaper, a line in which he was
"I shall never forget, nor I guess
regret my brief experience on the
stage," said Nina one evening, as
with Richard she was on her way to
select a birthday gift for her mother.
"It gave me a broader view of life."
"And you met me and brought me
forth a brand from the burning,"
spoke Richard. "Nina, can I speak
out my heart here and now?"
"Whatever is in your life is of in
terest to me, Richard," replied Nina
simply, and she looked up, smiling
love into his earnest eyes.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Feb. 7, 1824. At Greenville, Bond
county, Illinois, a meeting of citizens
opposed to a constitutional conven
tion, from Fayette, Bond and Mont
gomery counties, was held Saturday,
Feb. 7, 1824. Francis Kirkpatrick,
Esq., was called to the chair and Ho
ratio Newhall appointed secretary.
The purpose of the meeting was lo
fix upon a candidate for senator at
the approaching election upon whom
the friends of freedom might con
centrate their efforts. Members
pledged their support to Francis
Kirkpatrick, Esq., Bond county, as a
senator in the next legislature.
.(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
A man in Mexico, the Department
of Commerce bulletins, "is desirous
of purchasing machinery for a small
laundry." What anybody wants with
a laundry in Mexico is more than we
can understand, but since it is so twe
oppend a partial list of things he
Above all, he must have a button
smashing machine. Any laundry
worthy the name lets no guilty but
Then he will need a collar ripper
and cuff frayer. This indispensable
little contrivance will utterly demo
ralize the strongest shirt that was
Next, a clothes mixer. In these
days of pre-digested food and vest
pocket bungalows by mail, every
man expects his laundry ready mixed.
He's sore if you send him the same
colored pajamas two weeks in suc
cession. Some authorities claim you can't
run a laundry without a machine or
two to wash the clothes, but this
really isn't necessary.
A rather patronizing individual
from town was observing with con
siderable interest the operations of a
farmer with whom he had put up for
As he watched the old man sow
the seed in his field the man from the
city called out facetiously:
"Well done, old chap. You sow;
I reap the fruits."
Whereupon the farmer grinned
and replied: "Maybe you will I am
sowing hemp." Ladies' Home Jour
nal. o o
Mike I did an extraordinary thing
today. I had the last word with a
Ike That so? How'd it occur?
Mike Coming home on the car I
said, "Won't you have my seat, ma
dam?" and of course they never say
"Thank you." '